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SnapesOnAPlane Sun 14-Aug-11 20:12:41

I had a thrill of excitement when I saw this in the baby name book today, before that it was an old lady name!
What do you think?
Ooh think I might use it regardless... even if baby is a boy grin
I kid, I kid.
I think grin

freerangeeggs Sun 14-Aug-11 20:23:36

I think it's lovely but a lot of people will say Duckworth.

sixpinetrees Sun 14-Aug-11 20:35:17

There is one in my dds class, I think its really cute. Her real name Veronica which is perfectly respectable.

LetThereBeRock Sun 14-Aug-11 20:49:47

It's horrid.

faverolles Sun 14-Aug-11 20:56:39

My ds has a name that is probably the boy equivalent of Vera, we too had that same feeling, even though it wasn't a name we had ever considered.
If that's the name you like, then go for it. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

exoticfruits Sun 14-Aug-11 21:07:16


littlemissw Sun 14-Aug-11 21:27:39

Adore! Was at the top of my girl names list before we found out we're having a boy.

coccyx Sun 14-Aug-11 21:29:02

Duckworth or Lynn??

SnapesOnAPlane Sun 14-Aug-11 21:36:52

I was thinking Wang, Coccyx grin
Not really, but now that you mention it
Veronica? Is Vera not respectable on it's own? confused

MelinaM Sun 14-Aug-11 21:38:10

Horrendous! How about Vita? smile

Mysecretumbrella Mon 15-Aug-11 17:18:42

I like it! Was toying with using it myself if DC2 is a girl. There is a family connection so will probably use it as a middle name at least.

tammytoby Mon 15-Aug-11 17:46:12

Vera is lovely. Works in most languages and sounds feminine. And isn't overused. What is there not to like?

meditrina Mon 15-Aug-11 17:55:37

Duckworth. Quite a character!

usualsuspect Mon 15-Aug-11 17:59:02


Catsu Mon 15-Aug-11 18:00:00

My about to be born dd is going to have vera for her middle name!

Shoutymomma Mon 15-Aug-11 18:13:46

Oh please, no.

Verahaspurpletwuntypants Mon 15-Aug-11 18:25:39

I had a great aunt called Vera.

tammytoby Mon 15-Aug-11 18:41:33

Who/what is Duckworth hmm? I've been in the UK for 20 years but have never heard of her... And I therefore wonder whether kids will associate the name with her..?

meditrina Mon 15-Aug-11 20:02:20

This is Vera Duckworth, this is wiki, and this is a fan site. As one of the characters in the most watched TV programmer for over 30 years, I think you will find an awful lot of people who know the character and they'll be around for a good while yet. Not DD's peers obviously, but the adults around her.

BodyUnknown Mon 15-Aug-11 20:13:30

I love it. But the baby name book I had said it was old lady and Verity is a better (i.e. more modern) alternative!

hangon Mon 15-Aug-11 20:45:14

Is that a joke

tammytoby Mon 15-Aug-11 21:14:29

Thanks meditrina, I still don't recognise her (but don't watch that much tv). As you say, most children today would have no associations like some of you.

I still think it is a lovely sounding name that works well in most languages. And not widely used. So I'd go for it smile.

SaffronCake Tue 16-Aug-11 13:09:43

What? How do so many people think it's awful? I think it's brilliant, totally brilliant and I love it.

It can also be short for Verena which is a short e sound at the front (veh-ren-na) whereas Vera is a long e sound (veer-ra).

It's positively fab and anyway Vera Duckworth has been off the telly since 2008, at least 3 years before baby is born. Three years before I was born people were watching Columbo, Runaround and The Good Life. None of which I can name a single character from.

ragged Tue 16-Aug-11 13:23:34

Thumbs down from me.

pranma Tue 16-Aug-11 14:03:12

I prefer Verity

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